HEMALI BHUTA: and the epic did not happen!

When 8 Sep 2021 - 23 Oct 2021
Where Ceysson & Bénétière
956 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States

Ceysson & Bénétière gallery is happy to announce Hemali Bhuta’s solo exhibition, and the epic did not happen!

In her ‘place specific’ compositions, Hemali Bhuta assembles elements that are oftentimes altered works from her previous exhibitions, as well as reused or discarded materials. Interaction and process with the chosen materials are usually favored to create forms that carry the promise of transformation and disappearance, forms that become space through the artist’s intervention.

Multiple temporalities are exposed, remains become premises, premises become remains, as the works presented allow glimpses of their further stages. The meanings of these works, if any, result from their making, the intention and the configuration dictated by the materials. In other words, meaning and material can’t be separated. They are not fetishized: their fragility appears both political and mystical. Matter carries invisible forces into the physical world: each work becomes a passage, a conduit for revelations and aects. This impression is accentuated by the fact that each work presented in the space is titled with a verse from Akash Bhora Surjo Tara, a Rabindranath Tagore’s song included in Komal Gandhar, a film by Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak.

A publication with words by the artist, writer Aveek Sen and curator Anne Couillaud will accompany this exhibition.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.